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Islanders-Capitals [afternoon game thread]

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The Isles get at it early as they close out their seven-game homestand with a visit from the resurgent Washington Capitals.

Bruce Bennett

Lubomir Visnovsky is confirmed back on these shores and warming up. Game time decision with him and Joe Finley.

Meanwhile, via Staple:

Capuano on Thompson suspension: "He probably used a word he shouldn't have used. That's all I'll say about it." D. Weight will run D today.

The homestand has been 2-1-2. Not awful, but not quite as desired. Can they put a good-feel cap on it today?

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Capitals (10-11-1, 12th/E) @ Islanders (10-11-3, 10th/E)
1 p.m. EST | MSG+ | Audio:
NHL - WRHU
Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Mem. Coliseum
Capital Hunches of Oates:
Japers' Rink

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